You can find interesting sample libraries for any instrument you can name, and many that are beyond our imagination even. falls into the later category and here's why.
Want to know the secret for creating fat, pumping EDM beats? Cubase 7.5 users are somewhat spoilt by the creative tools on offer, and Mo Volans shows you how to use these when processing drums.
Hands up if you know which Drum Machine has had the biggest impact on music since its introduction... well, the Roland TR-808, undoubtedly wears that crown and BBC Radio 4 explore why.
The latest expansion pack for Native Instruments Maschine users is here: Grey Forge. If you're thinking dark, monolithic and steely techno... you'd be about right! Check out the video preview too.
The sleek and sexy Apollo Twin brings the high-quality preamps and the UAD Powered Plug-Ins from the Apollo into a portable and affordable package. Matt Vanacoro puts it through its pace.
FL Studio is the complete package for recording, arranging, DJing and mixing! To celebrate how much we love FL Studio, Gary Hiebner presents his top 10 tips to help get the most out of your mix.
You can slice, dice and cut up your audio in Ableton Live 9 using K-Devices new Max for Live device, Herse. Basically, if you want to apply effects to the source using its slicer grid... you can!
Native Instruments' Massive is capable of some big and gorgeous sounds. To help you make the most of its capabilities, ModeAudio have a number of preset packs. Mo Volans checks out AeroDynamics here.
In part 2 of this guide to microphones, Matt Loel T Hepworth examines the ins and outs of condenser microphones and how and what they are best suited for when recording.
Everyone's looking for a drum leakage suppression tool, right? Well, before you answer in haste check this one out and you might find out that it's exactly what you could use in your studio setup.
Mixed in Key just made the next version of their popular DJing software, Mashup 2, even easier to use than before. Full marks for its low price point too. But, did Sara Simms find it performs well?
Native Instruments have introduced their small and loud DJ audio interface: Traktor Audio 2. Not only that, but it's also iOS ready as well and works out of the box with Traktor DJ for iOS.
There's more portable music hardware available than ever before. If you own a Korg Volca or TR-8, likelihood is you'll want to hook it up to Ableton Live. Noah Pred shows how using racks.
Impact Soundworks are back with a new Kontakt instrument, Celestia. With over 6GB of content utilising over 200 unique instruments, this sound library is designed for atmospheric and ethereal needs.
It's dark, moody and downright dangerous. It's Ghostwriter from EastWest and is the brainchild of Steven Wilson (Yes, Porcupine Tree, Jethro Tull). G. W. kept the lights on for this review.